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BCLM Needs You… to Help with Inclusion!

18 February 2016

We're holding an open day on  Sat 27 Feb in order to attract passionate individuals who would like to support the Museum in creating opportunities for disabled and Black & Minority Ethnic communities. If you’re passionate about your local history and your community, then come along to the...

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anchor forge image

Restoring the Black Country’s last working steam hammer

18 February 2016

We are just £5k off its £99,000 goal to restore its Anchor Forge steam hammer, which was last operated in 1991. The restoration forms part of the Museum’s Major Partner Museum programme which focuses on creatively interpreting Museum collections alongside its Midlands partner, Culture Coventry. ...

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CAJL BEFORE AND AFTER

#ThrowbackThursday – Janice & sons visit BCLM in ’79 to ‘see what all the fuss is about’

17 February 2016

  Mark (left), Craig (middle) and Janice Lees (right), 1979   We continue our #throwbackthursday with Mother and sons Janice, Mark and Craig. They visited on a warm day in 1979 to ’see what all the fuss was about’. They hail from Lye and so for them, this is very much their...

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Joe Darby Original Photo

An Original Photo of Netherton Legend Joe Darby

15 February 2016

Here at the Black Country Living Museum we were fortunate to be donated an original photo of the legendary leaper Joe Darby of Netherton (also known as Joesy the Jumper). The photo was donated in memory of the donor’s father, Keith Lockren, who found the photo in his loft in Robert Street, Lower Gornal, in...

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Ben and Margaret BCLM Throwback Thurs

#ThrowbackThursday - Marg & Ben are Privy to BCLM's Back-to-Back History

04 February 2016

We recently ran a competition where we asked our visitors to send in their old photos of their visit to the Museum. We had some incredible entries. This week we are #lookingback at Margaret Mitchell and Ben Richardson's visit. Ben and Nana Margaret both live in Stourbridge but Margaret is originally from...

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BCLM Best Midlands Attraction

We’ve been nominated for ‘Best Visitor Attraction in the Midlands’ in the What’s On Readers’ Awards!

03 February 2016

We’re very pleased to announce that BCLM has made it through to final round of the What’s On Readers’ Awards. Over 8,500 chose their favourite Midlands-based attractions and entertainment venues and now the final draw will take place! If BCLM is your favourite venue please take a moment to vote once...

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